A ride in the park was absolutely stupid.
The rest was mediocre.
To quickly break down each segment:
Tape 49 (the wraparound) - arguably the weakest portion of the film as it doesn't make a whole lot of sense although its lingering sense of paranoia works in its favor.
Phase I Clinical Trials: A solid ghost story with a sly sense of humor.
A Ride in the Park: More lighthearted than the other segments but with a helping of heavy gore. Great effects, a good sense of humor, and a fast pace make this work.
Safe Haven: My personal favorite (as I have a real life fear of cults) and arguably the best segment. The excellent effects, strong feelings of dread, and genuinely disturbing imagery makes this a cut above the rest.
Slumber Party Alien Abduction: Some poor acting and annoying shaky cam detract from the overall quality. However, the heart-pounding chase scenes and relentless ruthlessness help give it a pass.
Overall, despite its flaws, VHS 2 is a great horror anthology movie that can be played alongside George Romero's original Creepshow.
I've watched it several times now and each time it gets better. I guess I should rate each of the stories.
A guy that gets an eye implant after a car wreck can see paranormal beings. It's very interesting to watch and terrifying.
A zombie apocalypse from the zombies point of view. This was is great and humorous at times
The best one by far! A Japanese cult is being interviewed when their time has come to go to the promised land. There is lots of death and even a chest burst scene.
I'll be rounding down to 2.5 stars altogether rather than giving it any bonus points like I did for the first, since it somewhat lost its charm from the first one of not being on actually vhs... It didn't make sense why they were watching it on vhs tapes when it was filmed in higher quality cameras... But there were a couple of really creepy stories that make it worth watching. Although you may just end up skipping to those two and not bothering with the entire film as a whole.